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the return of nationalism – a critical reflection

nationalism is coming back. us against them. let’s do it all over again. well, technically, i would argue that nationalism has never left. it is a phenomenon of ‘return’ only to those who immersed their head into european politics -not … Continue reading

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to be or not to be a state

it seems to be the most prevalent question by scholars of civil wars, why so many civil wars reoccur. most theories come to the conclusion that it has something to do with the structure of the pre- and post-war system. … Continue reading

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uti possidetis – a judgement

in international law, the concept of uti possidetis refers to the idea that former colonial states, at the point of gaining independence, should remain as an entity within the already existing borders. literally it means ‘as you possess’. that idea makes sense. … Continue reading

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chicken and egg

i am not sure whether a blog is supposed to be more of a notepad or a medium to write down all your important thoughts – so i decided to create my own rules. after all, it is my blog. … Continue reading

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